68 Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide

Saturday 19 October 2019
Sunday 20 October 2019

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



Pitcairn sits on a quiet corner in North Adelaide wrapped around by the borrowed landscape of the Parklands beyond.  It is an adaption of a classic old garden to meet contemporary needs and easy maintenance. 

The original property harks back to the early 1850s but was substantially re-imagined in the Mediterranean Italianate style in the late 1920s. It is a fine example of the details, design and materials used in the inter war years. A significant number of houses of this style were built during the period and now add to the character of North Adelaide.

The house’s low-pitched roof, smooth peach coloured rendered walls, shutters and a colonnaded entrance are an elegant backdrop and setting for the garden. This is a pretty, colourful garden with extensive lawns and hedging, and has a number of pleasant sitting areas. Modern David Austin roses rub shoulders with old roses planted in earlier times.

Contemporary additions include a magnificent sweeping architect-designed pergola draped in wisteria and a substantial conservatory sheltering an impressive variegated rubber plant.

Some palms remain from historic plantings, the boundary wall and fencing are original and there is a beautiful old fountain dating back to the glory days of the original house. Neighbouring homes are fine examples of 19th century Victorian villas featuring highly decorative ironwork.


Extra activities:  Robin Turner, a contributor to the book “House Styles in Adelaide”, will be speaking on the architecture in North Adelaide.on Saturday, at 11am and 2pm. 


Please note: There are some steps. 


Size: 1200 sqm.


The chosen charity for this garden is the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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